Affirmative action was NEVER designed to give blacks a seat at the head of the table. It WAS designed to allow us in the room. That's all. Moreover, the primary benefactors of affirmative action have always been white females. Thus, it has never been a crutch for blacks. That myth was put out there by white people as a slight to imply, infer, and say, you really aren't qualified to be here. So, we are giving you this chance. I was an affirmative action hire on my 1st real job. Only to discover later that my boss, who threw it in my face, didn't have a degree at all. Even today, whites that have dropped out of high school with a felony conviction is considered equal to a black with a degree. So, you are wrong, black people didn't vote it away. Furthermore, it wasn't a minority of whites that did it. .